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hagel was nominated to be secretary of defense, i strongly objected based on his record as a senator and some of his comments about our allies in the middle east that absolutely scared the living day lights out of me. my fears, they were not unfounded. as this week hagel proudly announced his proposal to further gut the military readiness of our nation by drausic troop reductions and cuts to our families and family health care. for the past 100 years presidents and our nation's warriors have warned of putting our guard down. both democrat and republican presents from coolidge to roosevelt to eisenhower to reagan reminded us that readiness to fight is the foundation of freedom. the best minds in our nation's history warned of lulling ourselves into the stupid stupor of thinking that the world would be safer and more peaceful if we just holstered our guns and swords. it's folly to think such nonsense. the best way to preserve freedom, keep the peace and protect security is to have a military that's so overwhelmingly powerful that no one on earth would want to poke it into action. frank
's been a meeting of defense ministers. obviously ukraine right on the borders of nato, on the borders of poland is a core challenge and worry for nato security. >> that concludes the public parts of our meeting. and i thank the media for their attendance. >> that's all we're going to see. we unfortunately arrived a bit late. normally these sessions happen behind closed doors. that was a very public piece of the meeting of defense ministers in brussels. we were talking about what's happening in bangkok. she's been indicted for alleged criminality in a rice scheme. >> reporter: this is the first time we have seen the prime minister's own supporters, and she has huge numbers of them outside bangkok, to carry out the same tactic being used by the anti-government movement. that movement has block aided ministries in central bangkok. they are using the same tactic against the building behind me, the anti-corruption commission. they sealed off the gate. they're taking a break. they are waiting for three cement trucks. they are going to solidly cement the gate. they argue, as does the prime m
that president obama is getting what we talked about yesterday, a long term goal was to shrink down our defense and expand the welfare state. here's my question. what do you think the american people care about most? the military or the welfare state? >> i think there's competing priorities, and that american people elect leaders to represent them and this isn't necessarily what america would want. of course, it's not easy to make cuts in any regard, and in fact, they did some military cuts to pension growth in the future, just in december, two months later, the congress restored the cuts. it's very difficult to do any sort of cutting. i do think that jay of national review wrote a great piece today about president obama's goal to shrink the military overall. and that he wanted a republican secretary of defense to oversee that draw down as cover for his upcoming budget, which does definitely expand not just the welfare state, but spending on lots of different things, domestic programs. the priority, i'm always for more defense. i understand there could be cuts here and there, waste fraud, and s
was really interesting, after those charges were read out, the defense attorney erupting oscar pistorius laid out, if you will, some of the points of the defense. oscar pistorius signed an affidavit at his bail hearing said that he had heard a disturbance in the bathroom of his house just after he had been to retrieve some fans from the balcony of that apartment of that house, and that's when he grabbed the pistol from underneath his bed, went into the bathroom, shot those shots through the bathroom door. even the magistrate at the time at the bail hearing had said, how could oscar pistorius not have known that his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp, wasn't in the bed? well, listening to his defense attorney now, we're beginning to get some semblance of details added on. his defense attorney said as oscar, or just before oscar pistorius went to get those fans from his balcony, he had talked to reeva steenkamp in bed. the indication there laying the groundwork that he believed she was in bed because he had just talked to her. he said it was pitch dark and that's why he didn't know. so, we're beginnin
testimony taken apart, picked apart, with a very passionate prosecution from the pistorius defense team. a lot happening on day one, and this is what it's going to be like for the next few weeks, the next few months, sort of a roller coaster ride. >> before i let you go, it's been the reaction of south frick to this trial, does it really come down to whether oscar pistorius was wearing his prosthetic legs or not? >> no, i don't think it does come down to that, i think it's a lot more than that. you know, the ballistics will determine whether or not he had his prosthetic legs on. but i think what it really boils down to. this is about one judge. a very respected, experienced judge. listening to legal arguments, procedural arguments. about mistaken identity, about self-defense, murder, premeditated murder. self-defense again and again, and i think that's what's going to determine, what south african's think, what the police think or oscar's defense think, it all boils down to the judge. it's all about law in the end. >> thank you very much indeed. i want to bring in a man who's known osca
the case in arizona, businesses to use religion as a defense in a private lawsuit. so to give you an example of how that might play out, you know, let's say you live in a state where it's illegal to fire someone because they're gay. now, if one of these bills passes, that company could turn around and say, oh, hey, i think homosexuality is a sin, therefore i'm going to fire you and i don't need to abide by this law. so, you know, that lawsuit provision is a big deal. >> i know in some of the cases, in some of the states where they've been considering this, the lawsuit provision works in such a way not only can you not sue somebody for discriminating against you, but if you do, you have to pay their legal fees as well as your own so it's almost a punishment for even complaining about being discriminated against. it's fascinating stuff and fast-moves story. dana lieblson, reporter for "mother jones." nice to see you. >> thanks for having any. >>> the federal prosecutor's investigation of the george washington bridge scandal in chris christie's new jersey has taken a turn today. we'v
we love to hate russia? is it deserved? oscar pistorius's defense hammers a witness. she cries sayinging it was awful to hear the shots. what we know about the night of the killing. >>> the crisis in ukraine. vladimir putin will do next. joining me now is robert legvald and general mark kimmet and fareed zakaria. fareed, we spoke last night and had a fascinating debate about the state of play. i want to play you a clip. this is president clinton talking to me at the cgi last september about his own dealings with vladimir putin because it seems to me that trust in putin right now is absolutely key. listen to this. >> mr. putin has got -- he's very smart. >> you know him better than most people. >> yeah, i do. >> what was he like behind closed doors away from sort of the public utterances? >> smart and remarkably -- we had a really good, blunt relationship. >> how blunt? >> brutally blunt. >> did putin ever renege on a personal agreement made to you? >> no, he did not. >> behind closed doors he could be trusted. >> he kept his word in all the deals we made. >> i found that fascin
loyalties to the west and loyalties to russia. our defense secretary chuck hagel urging russia to act cautiously, that the u.s. strongly supports ukraine's territorial integrity. we'll watch the story. jon: new he will developments in the social eight murder trial. pamela phillips charged with a plotting a car bombing that killed her husband. coming up, an emotional breakdown in court. >>> remember the anti-muslim filmed once blamed for the deadly terror attacks in benghazi, sparking them? a judge orders them pulled from the internet. the stunning reason why. jenna: welcome back, everyone. a federal appeals court ordering youtube to take down a film from its website over a copyright complaint. it is not just any film. it is the same film the white house originally blamed for sparking the deadly attack on our consulate in benghazi. william la jeunesse live in our l.a. newsroom with more on this. william? >> reporter: jenna, of course that claim by the white house was untrue but now the film president obama wanted off the internet is gone. not because it is anti-muslim but because it vi
the protesters. now the question in washington, how do you respond to vladimir putin? our secretary of defense gave a warning to russia today like sort of cold war style. it is unclear whether putin is listening. a top russianing new agency says the ukrainian president is staying in a kremlin guesthouse and still considers himself the president and plans a news conference tomorrow. he scened from ukraine during protests. ukraine is smith between a pro-east and a pro-west. the future of the ukrainian people is hanging in the balance. and putin ising ignoring calls from the west to stand down. putin is pushing his tough-guy image these days, made famous in these shirtless pictures. he has ordered war games along russia's western border right where it meets ukraine and making sure the world sees him flexing his military muscles. releasing this ridow of fighter jets training. secretary of state john kerry says putin claims the drills have nothing to do with ukraine. secretary kerry says he is asking the russians to let ukrainian make their own doeses. >> i talked to the foreign minister and we tal
in crimea. we have now spoken to someone from the ministry of defense. they say let's not put too much weight on this. frankly, every time that the russian troops have encircled military bases and they have now around ten, they have given some kind of an ultimatum. he said this is just another one of those. frankly, these ultimatums have passed and nothing has really happened. so i think it is important not to put too much weight on this deadli deadline. it is not necessarily an official deadline. from what we have seen, they have been very calm. it has been a very low key kind of invasion. ben wedeman our own ben wedeman was just at one of the border post bases. he said that the soldiers there, one commander told him he got his orders to leave his base at the black sea fleet on saturday. he had come up there. the locals were giving him tea and letting him have a place to have showers. so it has all been very amicable. as i said, a pretty low-key invasion. the situation on the ground here is very, very calm. it seems to be the international community and the world markets and everyone
to the gym. she was found not guilty. danny, what do you make of the verdict? >> her entire defense was about who she was, a person on her way to work. that context was critical. the only shot she had here. her entire defense was involuntary intoxification. she accidentally took one of these ambiens. that defense hinged on the context. what kind of person was this? i promise you, if the facts were that she was at an applebys at night and she had an ambien, i don't know they would believe that was involuntary intoxification. instead, she was on the way to the gym. who in the world of drug addicts would take an ambien to go to the gym? >> it is a common sense argument. why would you possibly do that? you said it was all about who she is, no the necessarily the kennedy name. the kennedy name did come up, very prominently introduced by the defense. they explained who she was, all about her family. do you think it played any role in being charged and also in the verdict? >> whenever you have a defendant you are putting on the stand, you will do anything to bring out facts that will show they are a
. defense secretary chuck hagel today plans to outline how the military will instead use its $500 billion budget to expand cyber warfare capabilities and develop other high-tech weapons. >> but these cuts very, very controversial now in light of what's happening in ukraine. >>> meanwhile, final, new rules aimed at reducing greenhouse gases coming from cars and trucks. the epa is putting the finishing touches on regulations requiring refineries to cut sulfur levels in gasoline by 2017. this also forces lawmakers to change their vehicles to reduce tailpipe emissions. the epa and some environmental groups call it a win for planet earth, but the oil industry says the new rules will drive up costs for everyone. >>> israel's prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, continues his trip to the u.s. today with a speech before the american/israeli public affairs committee, a day after meeting with president obama at the white house, where the two discussed middle east peace efforts and iran's nuclear program. they showed little sign of finding common ground on those issues. netanyahu is likely to bring t
the ports. and today, they took over two strategic defense areas, defense missile systems. it appears now they control just about everything. well, overnight, united states time, my crew and i flew down to crimea to get a look on the ground and we'll begin where we landed. we arrived at the airport midday. and everything seemed pretty normal. nobody bothering you, nobody asking questions, nobody staring you down in any strange way. the weather much better here than in the north. and then, over here at this gate that leads out of the airport, a man who professes to be a local from simferopol who is volunteering, with volunteer equipment, things that belong to himself, but one difference you might notice here, see the brand-new scotch tape on the fence post here holding up what is a brand-new russian flag. the changes are subtle. they are not in any way oppressive. but they're here. >> i saw the victims for the first time in my life and i was scared. >> she grew up here. last week when the russians arrived, she was frightened. >> i thought that it was the beginning of maybe war and an expec
in over the black sea overnight according to the ukraine's defense ministry. john kerry is going to be in ukraine tomorrow. >> what about nato? >> nato ministers were meeting for two days and it was clear there were no military plans for the ukraine and russia's actions there. the north atlantic council, the political arm of nature -- nato -- met yesterday, but after speaking to the russian president, they were told the russian leader is quote not in touch with reality. there are about 6,000 troops inside ukraine. they defended the action at the opening of the human rights meeting in geneva. >> this is a question of defending our citizens and ensuring human rights >> he is trying to calm things and letting them know they have no plans of threatening them. >> how did we get here? things unravelled on february 20th when dozens of protesters were killed in kiev marking the bloodiest day in since the cold war. the president was kicked out and then he was granted asylum in ush russia and day later russian troops come in. and then russia is granted permission to deploy and they put of
media quoting ukrainian defense saying this happened, but you have the russian defense ministry saying this didn't happen. can you clear this up for us? >> we have conflicting reports and russian media reporting this deadline was set at 5:00 local time tomorrow to surrender or face a storm of russian military force in response. we have spoken to defense officials who say yes, there was an ultimatum. the commander thwarted one of the vessels that blocked in the harbor there. and we are told that the forces have three choices. they can swear allegiance and surrender or face an attack. now a denial through russian state media from the black sea fleet. the russian black city fleet that there was any such ultimatum. we are being told that these ultimatums have been regular and constant since russian troops first showed up. at various military bases and installations across that region. russian forces have been saying we have a limited time. they have not been enforced. we have russian lawmakers dealing with a necations of territory. tell us about that. >> so a group of members of the russia
today. >> there are reports this morning that russian troops have seized two ukrainian defense missile system in crimea. >> sanctions could be imposed on russia if it fails to de-escalate by tomorrow. >> if you like your health plan you may be able to keep it longer. the "washington post" says the obama administration is rewriting rules. >>> mom and dad are victors against a daughter for whom they refused to support. >> in florida, a woman and her three children are safe as a dramatic ocean rescue. they were inside a minivan that drove into the surf at daytona beach. >> what were they thinking about? >> electrical contractors believed to be at fault for a huge explosion in south jersey. at least ten homes were destroyed. >> chaos. didn't know what was going on, what had happened. >>nother member of the bush family has entered the political arena. george p. bush won texas land commissioner. >> what is the burrito without guacamole? chipotle is warming climate changes could drive up prices. >> oh, that? >> check him out. >> he has some moves. >> the wobble dance. >> dra
industry you better be brushing up your resume. >> the defense secretary said we would cut back our army levels to the lowest since 1940. let's just take a trip down memory lane, and listen to george w. bush and john f. kennedy. take a listen. >> we shall pay any price, bear any burden. meet any hardship. support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. >> further deep cuts cannot be made without seriously endangering the security of the nation. >> my budget includes the largest increase in defense spending in two decades. because while the price of freedom and security is high it is never too high. whatever it costs to defend our country we will pay. >> and then chuck hagel said this week, yeah, we probably are not going to be the most dominant force on planet earth anymore. >> it makes me very uncomfortable. i'm a big defense kind of person, america can do a lot. think what happened yesterday. the president of the united states had his republican secretary of defense, be the e one, to cover, the draw down troops in america. guess what they did tod
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as a murder/suicide situation. so there may be charges. an insanity defense is something the defendant may consider if in fact, she's charged with a crime. but they rarely work and are usually unsuccessful at trial. >> but, ken, do you not agree they have to investigate her medical and mental health history here? maybe that's why the sister called. maybe there is a history here which is why she got to her breaking point and had a psychotic episode. >> i'm going to have to step in. i love justice files because we all get into this and riled up, but i'm going to have to leave it there. thank you both for your time tonight. >> thank you. >>> still ahead, jon stewart calls out the right wingers for their strange obsession with food stamps and seafood. you'll want to see this. >>> also, today's shameful vote against the man that president obama wants to lead the charge on civil rights. what was this vote really all about? that's next. ok, here's the way the system works. let's say you pay your guy around 2 percent to manage your money. that's not much, you think except it's 2 percent every year
are? >> reporter: well, i think i talked to a former defense minister and others today and people would find it laughable if it weren't so deadly serious that russian forces have not already intervened in crimea. obviously there is huge concern about russian forces extending into eastern ukraine, which we have not seen, thankfully. but there's nobody here that you talk to in kiev who believes that the forces were seeing on the ground in crimea, as our own people have been reporting and others have been reporting, are not russian forces. the idea that there are self-defense militias simply -- it defies credibility. >> and you know, the other part of the news conference, anderson, president putin described the overall situation in ukraine as an unconstitutional coo. do ukrainians that you've been talking to see this escalating in the next few days? >> reporter: you know, there's certainly a lot of concern about that and i think they are watching it very, very closely. i think it's certainly the fact that vladimir putin has not sent forces into eastern ukraine they would see as a pos
they have formed self-defense teams and took over the control of military bases. when i saw yesterday what they have taken over, they -- there are 22,000 troops and a lot of arms. but as i said, without a single shot, it is now in the hand of the ukrainian people. the people who were blocking -- >> let's get back out of this now and explain what's happened so far. from what we've heard so far, let's just go other the headlines. he's been speaking about 20 minutes now. we believe he's entertaining legitimate questions. he says this is a wrongful coup that has happened, that yanukovych was wrongful ly ousted. that the idea of sanctions should be very carefully examined because they will hurt everyone and all options are on the table for him. the first question, it seems that crimea is not the oend, ony the beginning. >> right. seems to me this is availed threat. he's saying unless i have a seat at the table in deciding what's going to happen in the future of the government of ukraine, we reserve the right to go further into russian ukraine. he's really giving no evidence of that. i think wha
the crisis. defense secretary hagel takes heat up on capitol hill but says the u.s. is suspending military exercises with russia and will step up training with poland's military. we have full coverage beginning with our chief national security correspondent jim sciutto here tw latest. jim? >> i think you could say today we saul the full yin and yang of the u.s. policy response to the crisis in crimea. on the other side, secretary of defense chuck hagel demonstrating the u.s. commitment to its nato allies with the deployment of some aircraft and the cancellation-of nato contacts with russia. on the diplomatic side, we saw the opening of a diplomatic path to solving the crisis, the so-called off ramp u.s. officials have mentioned before, still undefined, kerry said, but a start. >> reporter: u.s. and russian diplomats face to face for the first time since the start of the crisis in crimea. secretary of state john kerry said they are now negotiating a diplomatic path to ending it. >> we are committed to working with russia. together with our friends and allies in an effort to provide a way fo
're playing defense, what the religious right is doing is saying, let's rely on the free exercise clause in order to allow individuals to sort these claims in court. in some ways, arizona was the easiest case, she showed no evidence of religious discrimination against businesses. land of legal, gay rights organization told me today they had received almost 500 complaints over the past four years about lgbt discrimination in arizona. >> which is legal. >> it starts to feel like, you hurt my fist when i hit your face argument. but i think as we move to other states, that do have these lgbt laws, i think the conflict is going to be more of a fair fight between the two sides. >> and politically because of that, it's going to be fascinating to see if any other state moves on this after jan brewer decided to veto it. fascinating, thank you. >> thank you. >>> governor chris christie just spoke publicly moments ago about the george washington bridge lane closure scandal. he answered questions about it that he has never answered before, and you will want to hear what he said, and we have the tape
and civilian parts and also it belongs to the ukrainian defense ministry. the bbc's christian frazier has tried to get into the sevatopol international airport. >> reporter: you might be able to see behind me the control tower and what looks like a military base. you can see there are barriers stopping anyone from entering. a couple hundred yards on, a very professional looking unit. they are carrying high-powered assault rifles, kevlar hell mats. they have not been down the road to meet us or talk to us, so we don't know who they are. quite clearly we're not allowed to go beyond this point. let me show you what is in front of the barriers. this is really what you would call a civilian guard. we spoke to this man here. he is a ukrainian who speaks russian. the flags flying on the road signs are russian sympathizers. they don't want to talk to us at all. they don't like the presence of the western media here. what we are seeing is a patent on our journey. we came through a roadblock last night. quite a significant roadblock. they were stopping all cars coming to sevastopol. the parliament is sti
russia wouldn't be enough saying reintroducing plans to build missile defense sites in poland and admitting georgia to the nato alliance. thing is wacky. let's watch it. >> very much cares about testimonisy on his borders. i would like to create a democratic noose around putin's russia. poland and the czech republic. we abandoned our missile defense agreements with them to protect europe from a rogue missile attack coming out of the mideast. russia backed obama down. if i were president obama, i would reengage poland and the czech republic regarding missile defense. i would admit georgia to nato. i would have a larger military presence in the balkans to nato members who are threatened by russia. i would fly the nato flag as strongly as i could around putin. >> normally that would be harmless. that's just lindsey graham channeling cooley from advise and consent, the only southern rascal anti-communist. but the danger here, it seems to me what we should be trying to do is get the genie back in the bottle over there. get russia to limit its invasion to crimea. slowly withdraw it
around putin's russia. poland and the czech republic, we abandoned our missile defense agreements with them to protect europe from a rogue missile attack coming out of the mid east. russia backed obama down. if i were president obama, i would reengage poland and the czech republic regarding missile defense. i would admit georgia to nato. would have a larger nato presence in the balkans. i would fly the nato flag as strong as i could around putin. >> he is rubbing his face. president roosevelt once said don't mention the word rope in a family where there has ban hanging. here is a thought there. the weekly standard's bill kristol explained that humiliation was the way to go when it comes to the russian leader. let's listen to bill. >> we are too quick to say, to proclaim our own helplessness. and i'm not as fatalistic as jeffrey. if america got its back up and got serious, i think the europeans would follow. i don't expect them to lead in this respect. we could make life pretty miserable for putin in a lot of ways. >> but there has to be a way to find a face-saving solution or some
. we'll see. >> all right, brianna, thanks very much. >>> the defense secretary, chuck hagel in the hot seat on capitol hill today. some lawmakers asking why the u.s. didn't know about vladimir putin's plans in ukraine before he carried them out. and as the crises in ukraine simmers, russia has threatened to freeze western assets if sanctions are imposed by the u.s. and other western powers. we're taking a closer look at the money involved in all of this. that's coming up. i'm beth... and i'm michelle. and we own the paper cottage. it's a stationery and gifts store. anything we purchase for the paper cottage goes on our ink card. so you can manage your business expenses and access them online instantly with the game changing app from ink. we didn't get into business to spend time managing receipts, that's why we have ink. we like being in business because we like being creative, we like interacting with people. so you have time to focus on the things you love. ink from chase. so you can. save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance.d everybody knows that. well, did you know pinocch
in our criminal justice system, you have to have an advocacy on both sides. criminal defense attorneys don't support crime, but they represent the interest of their client. when you're suing someone because you feel like you've been harmed by them, you know, you're not supporting -- when someone is defending them, you're not supporting the harm. you're supporting the adversarial process. if the state attorney general doesn't stand up for the citizens of their state on a particular law, who else will have standing to go into the court system and represent the interests of the state? usually nobody. >> i want to speak to the fact that eric holder is the one delivering this message. where is president obama on this? we all know president obama over the years has quote/unquote evolved on the gay marriage issue. why are we hearing this from eric holder? >> well, you know, he said that he and the president had spoken about this at great lengths and the decision not to defend doma several years ago was one he did not take lightly. that's when he conveyed to the ags. by the way, i appreciated
're not russian forces but in his words local self defense teams. very well prepared local self defense teams. he says he was asked about the uniforms and he said these are things you can pick up in shops across states that used to belong to the soef yviet unions. he was pressed were russians part of this and he said no. this fits the narrative that what you're seeing there is local homegrown grassroots rejection of what's going on in kiev, the change of government there. vladimir putin talked about the need to respect crimeans' right to determine their own destiny, basically. in the near future they're planning to hold a referendum to vote and whether or not they should seek greater independence from ukraine. >> and, phil, what did he say about ukraine's new leaders as well as the whereabouts of the ousted president, viktor yanukovych? >> reporter: well, he said the new leadership of ukraine seized power through an illegal coup. take a listen. >> translator: as to the -- whether this current authority are legitimate, partly yes, but the rest of them are not. the executive -- the acting president
olympic runner oscar pistorius is under way. already this morning, pistorius' defense attorney has challenged testimony of a husband and wife who say they heard screams then gunshots from pistorius' house on the morning reeva steenkamp was killed. yesterday the wife cried on the stand during testimony. at one point pistorius covered his ears as if to stop from hearing what was being said. >>> here at home, emergency crews remain on the scene of a deadly explosion in new jersey. a gas leak led to the blast which killed one woman and hurt several others. ten homes were destroyed and dozens of others were so damaged that families were not allowed to return. some spent the night at a firehouse. neighbors describe the terrifying moments of the explosion. >> the loudest sound i ever heard. >> we saw just flames and smoke and just chaos. >> all of a sudden all our windows just blew out. >> like a sonic boom and like everything just shook, the foundation, everything. >> seven utility workers were hurt but are expected to be okay. they were digging when they hit a gas line triggering the bl
cost of providing health care in this country because of defensive medicine and expanding opportunities that people have through tax policy to get their own insurance, tax credits to allow them to have their own insurance policies. so the whole range of good republican ideas out there, but we don't get a chance to get those considered today because in the united states senate at least, democrats blocked those initiatives. you have a president and white house for whom this is his signature initiative. he will certainly veto anything we send him. jenna: you don't get to tell the dealer which cards to give you. you have to just play them, right, senator? that is what you're facing and focus is the election later this year and we'll certainly talk a lot about that. senator, great to have you back on the program as always. thank you so much. >> thanks, jenna. jon: have you heard this? there is a new pitch to make baseball's opening day a national holiday. who is behind it? will it fly? do you like the idea? we're live with that story. jon: a novel pitched to congress about america's pastime.
, could this be a defense strategy here? >> yeah. what i don't know is why on earth he wouldn't employ this strategy 6 1/2 years ago. listen, if you are with a codefendant in a crime, i love to do the sand signals. the best defense is this one. point to the other guy. she did it. he did it. the jury has something called reasonable doubt. they don't know who did it. for him toor departing from the stories, it's problematic for him because we have trial transcripts. we have all sorts of things suggesting he is being inconsistent. i would look at him and say she may have been your sweetheart for a week, but it's not helping you now. you are here in italy and facing the music. throw her under the bus and save yourself. >> if that would be your advice to the team, we know he was her alibi if she comes back to italy. what would that mean for her defense if he is doubting her? >> trial tributes aside, they are also media tributes. that's the kind of thing that would come back in a case against her. his own free will and not under interrogation. he is talking and saying she was acting strange.
't think i've seen a president more laid bare and with his defenses down. it's an issue that is sort of personal to him and moving to him and we've never seen him connect. he's talked about his drug use earlier before but we've never seen him connect his drug use to answ anger that he had and not having a father there. clearly this is an issue dear and near to the president's heart. >> why do you think it's taken so long? this is year six of this presidency? >> i hear criticism like that truth of the matter is, look, in a hyper partisan environment where he has to run for re-election, an issue like this can be polarized. any issue around race, as you know, wolf, sends people to their full rise corners. the last thing the president wants to do when he's running for re-election is to have a country more polarized. i think the beauty of this time now is you can have more risky conversations that are important for moving this country forward right now in his second term. so i'm thankful that he did. >> i want to play another excerpt from the president's powerful speech. cornell and don,
that the pentagon and the joint chiefs, the secretary of defense right now are going through all the scenarios and the options for the use of force. clearly, it's premature for us to even talk about the use of force. however, it is a possible outcome and needs to be planned, and it is what i would describe very robust detail. so a lot of options are out there. clearly, the united states as a first order would have to have what's known as a command and control type capability so if a decision was made to apply force, it's going to be a joint force. all the services and the different combat and commands will be involved and it will require some element that will allow you to tie it all together. that's taking place right now in terms of discussions in what's known as warning orders, in order to posture us, to make sure we're prepared. but all this is premature because there are other elements of power that have to be addressed and have to be exhausted. if the united states has declared and determined that this is in their national interest to get involved in some way, or to simply allow this to
he says they're local self-defense teams. why are they wearing uniforms similar to russians? he said they're available in shops across the union. he was asked if russians are involved in securing crimea? he said no repeatedly. that stands against teams on the ground are reporting that have spoken to soldiers and who have admitted they are russia. which explains why they're so well armed, driving armored vehicles and why army vehicles have russian plates. >> it's interesting in the of the phone call between merkel and problem. it says merkel expressed the opinion vladimir putin was in another world, did not seem teth t -- seem in reality. that's my translation. as someone reporting on putin for years, what's your take? is this somebody that disconnected from reality or somebody willing to say whatever he needs to say to accomplish what he needs to accomplish? >> i think putin is off viewed rightly as the ultimate pragmatist. he require rarely acts without . his take on what's going on on the ground and what western leaders believe is the claim to a threat to the ethnic russian populat
and defense secretary said he is beefing up a training mission and adding an air patrol mission. lawmakers are going tit for tat. that would confiscate assets if they slap sanctions on russia. they could vote on a non-binding sanction resolution. for now the west is more focused on economic aid to the ukraine. promising $15 billion in trade and economic and technical assistance. the u.s. and britain agreed in principal to deploy international observers to ukraine. the idea is to ease concerns after president putin indicated he was worried about those in ukraine. an excuse very few in washington are buying. >> we don't accept anything that president putin said as fact about why they had to protect the so-called ethnic minority in crimea. the other reasons that the russians have laid out as to why they took the action they did. >> joining me now foreign affairs reporter from paris is traveling with secretary kerry and as well joined by the chief national security correspondent. to you first. we know that kerry has spoken to russia's foreign minster. do we have any details about that meeting
the entirety of the defense of marriage act. >> do you think decisions that have been made now by judges in six different states are unconstitutional? >> we support the constitutional right of committed same sex couples to engage in civil marriage partnerships. we oppose any sort of discrimination being codified into law, which is what sb-1062 would have done had governor brewer signed it into law, this she did not tonight. >> why can't the republican party en masse -- if it's wrong for a private wedding photographer to be allowed to discriminate against a gay couple, clearly it should be wrong for an employer of a wedding photographer to fire that wedding photographer, because they are gay, right? that's the practice it would put an end to. >> correct. >> there seems to be no gap in the logic between those two. yet they're sitting there and waiting for the house republicans to take it up and pass it. >> it's sitting there having received bipartisan passage in the united states senate with 10 republicans voting for it, actually, both senators mccain and flake by the way. and it's not just sitti
they were cutting david wildstein loose and making him pay for his own defense, mr. wildstein sent a letter pleading his case arguing against their decision to not fund his legal fees. that same letter was the one that says evidence exists trying governor chris christie to having knowledge of the lane closures. if there was any george washington bridge left to burn between governor chris christie and david wildstein at that point, i think with that letter you can consider that bridge burned. and now this. now these unredacted documents. the unredactions that david wildstein that carefully censored. what's going on here? earlier this month dade wildstein's lawyer met with a special council whose who have is advising the legislature. they sat down with david wildstein's documents and they negotiated line by line, redaction by redaction, what could legitimately be excluded from the public record because it really was not relevant and what information should be released. they worked together line by line to produce the documents that we got today including the new information that was previousl
to be real. don't be defensive. look for opportunities for humor. it's opportunity that people see more sides of you and often see you only in very stern situations. i'm not sure but, bill, but i don't recall a recent occasion when someone very close to me felt the need to remind me to be real. one last one. this was a list of hillary clinton's favorite reporters in essence that was compiled by one of her aides and sent to then first lady. again, in 1995, first on the list was terry hunt. now, he was the chief white house correspondent for the associated press. i knew him well when i used to cover the white house. and he is a good guy and a straight arrow but mrs. clinton's aide wrote to mrs. clinton he is a fan of yours. then, clocking in at number three was andrea mitchell of nbc news who was described as a former white house correspondent. who was replaced by brian williams. the memo said that nbc was grooming williams to take over for tom brokaw it said andrea now covers the state department. she is very aggressive. then comes claire shipman at number 4. at the time she was with cnn as th
has emboldened vladimir putin at this point. you also mentioned the missile defense shield in poland and the czech republic. i want to remind everybody what president obama said when he was caught on an open mike on this issue early in this presidency. we have the words up on the screen. he said after my election i will have more flexibility. and he said okay i'll take your message back to putin. >> you mentioned the first budget he had 10 years ago, that's when he took down poe portland'. we had a missile intercept base going in there. i talked to poland and said are you sure if we go along with this you won't pull the rug out from under us? and he did that in the first budget. all of our interceptors are on the east coast. now we realize iran will have that capability they are predicting by 2015 and a delivery system. so it's a level of danger, martha, that we have never been in before and we need to start rebuilding. it has got to be a wakeup call to the american people that we can't come up with the resources in places where we should. martha: last night bill o'reilly talked abou
self-defense forces." president obama responded to that claim today by saying of president putin, "i don't think that he's fooling anybody." but whether or not president putin is out to lunch, whether or not he really is trying to fool anybody, whether he's just saying patently, obviously untrue things as kind of a one-finger salute to the rest of the world and the world's media, his world view, his bizarre explanation of what he says he's doing, of what he says is going on in russia's corner of the world isn't just a warshock test, isn't just a psychological exercise about how two different ends of the telescope make the world look like two very different places. these two totally different understandings of what's going on in the world, one from vladimir putin, one from everybody else in the world, these two different perspectives on what's happening there are manifesting on the ground in places like the ukrainian air base in belbek. when we signed off on this show last night, the live version of this show at 10:00 p.m. eastern time, at that moment at 10:00 p.m. eastern, we were hi
, man, edge knows that oscar is innocent. he's taking that as intimidation. today, the defense attorney gave hints on timing. he said to this witness you call security at 3:13 a.m., and that call lasted 58 seconds. then you got to your balcony to continue to witness what was happening at 3:17. oskar eriksson at 3 in the 19:50, you get the idea how precise the timings are becoming now, called for help after he had broken the door down. so what the defense is saying now to this witness. you didn't hear gunshots, you heard oskar eriksson breaking down the bathroom door with a cricket bat when he realized that reeva steenkamp, his girlfriend was shot or wounded inside. and we've had testimony from the fourth witness taking the stand, a professional boxer, friend of oskar eriksson, looked up to him because he was helping him with his diet for his training. talking about how they were in a restaurant just over a year ago. oskar eriksson passed a pistol under the table. he was told there was a bullet in it. the bullet discharged, hit the floor. oscar asking a friend to take the blame for that.
defensive and it could be dilutive to their talk at what they are buying is rapid growth. to their stock. but they are buying is rapid growth. it was purely defensive from their own of view. you can't look at whatsapp and said that per user, blackberry can get $3.6 billion. do haveys to have -- valuation of blackberry messenger. greg, it is ah different user base. if you look at blackberry and blackberry messenger, it is mostly professionals that are using it, they are using it for collaboration, they're using it to leverage the productivity. to sort ofpeals more the average consumer. john, but do you expect, that eventually he is going to spin it off? >> you know, he indicated in a bloomberg interview yesterday that is certainly a possibility. his plans are to scale up that business but they have 85 million subscribers. he needs to get that larger. i think he is going to do that by developing some functionality user at, again, that core that is looking to blackberry messenger for collaboration and enhance productivity. >> john, thanks so much for joining us. restructuring specialist gre
served for 33 years in the military, i'm confident we can make the defense budget more efficient while at the same time enhancing programs that grow our economy and protect our children and seniors. we should start by reducing waste in contracting and procurement. today we spend millions to have contract security, guards check i.d. at our bases rather than service members, but no one is any safer. i take responsibility to fix this. it is a privilege to be chosen to serve on the agriculture committee. i am the only member of montana's delegation to sit on the agriculture committee. this committee is so important to montana where our number-one industry is agriculture. from livestock disaster assistance to crop insurance, common sense forest reforms, i look forward to making sure the farm bill works and works efficiently from montana's farmerrers and ranchers. i also look forward to serving on the commerce committee where i will focus on transportation, energy, rural telecommunications and tourism. tourism is montana's second largest sector. it not only contributes to our state's economy
, the defense secretary, the director of national intelligence, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, they were all there. all of this coming several hours after russia's parliament approved the use of military force inside ukraine. ukraine's government has condemned russia's approval of military force, calling it a direct aggression and the opposition leader has called for ukraine's parolmeliament to con right away. much more coming up, but quickly, i want to check some other headlines a at this hour. happening near denver, in fact, a major car pileup, take a look at this, after a snowstorm caused an accident along a busy interstate, our affiliate kdvr tweeted this photo of cars wrecked and jammed, statement 25 now closed no word on when it will reopen. out west in california, folks there experiencing another kind of frustration after suffering it's worst drought in 100 years. take a look at this scene in los angeles, heavy rain triggering dangerous mudslides, thousands were forced to evacuate their homes. a fire official says it will be hard to stop the flow of mud coming down. >>
. the latest ultimatum coming to according to ukraine's defense ministry from russia's black sea fleet, saying if ukrainian bases don't evacuate by 5:00 p.m. local time, they will storm them, russian troops will storm them. given that most people acree at this point, russia has complete operational control over crimea, it is not clear what this latest escalation will accomplish. but it is also not clear from what we've been seeing what the endgame here is for russia. it is bizarre that it is almost old news that russian troops fanned out across crimea and surrounding ukrainian military bases. we're hearing disturbingly about other bases in eastern ukraine where russian flags are hosted in eastern ukraine. pro-russians took over a floor of a main administrative building. >> those who are in crimea and if they present any legal and i would raise it again, any legal power in crimea, they try to squeeze ukrainian efforts, come to seize ukrainian property, tried to disarm the ukrainian army. >> reporter: there has been tough talk from western leaders like brit intaken's foreign -- britain's foreign
is in brussels for a two-day meeting with nato defense chiefs. his goal, to insure that the other allies don't begin a run for the exits in afghanistan. nato's secretary-general issued his own warning. >> if there's no agreement, there will be no nato troops in afghanistan after 2014. >> yesterday's phone call was the first time that president obama had spoken to karzai since last june. >> it's unprecedented in war time for a war-time president not to engage in constant discourse with his principle ally. >> the chairman of theous armed services committee gave a scathing speech this week condemning president obama for remaining disengaged from afghanistan. >> it's incredible that the president has only talked about this war a handful of times. and people don't know what's going on, don't know what we have accomplished, don't know the successes that our troops have had. and i just think that is reprehensible. >> both scales and mckeon suggest the president's silence on afghanistan demonstrates he would actually prefer to leave at the end of the year. despite what his commanders want. general d
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